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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness 20 May 2011 (Recent Space Life Science Research Results)

By SpaceRef Editor
May 20, 2011
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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness 20 May 2011 (Recent Space Life Science Research Results)

Papers deriving from NASA support:

Ferreira LF, Campbell KS, Reid MB.
N-acetylcysteine in handgrip exercise: Plasma thiols and adverse reactions.
Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2011 Apr;21(2):146-54.
(PI: M.B. Reid)

Cho-Lim JJ, Caiozzo VJ, Tseng BP, Giedzinski E, Baker MJ, Limoli CL.
Satellite cells say NO to radiation.
Radiat Res. 2011 May;175(5):561-8. Epub 2011 Feb 14.
(PIs: B.P. Tseng, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program; C.L. Limoli)

Goetz W, Morgan MN, Baulch JE.
The effect of radiation quality on genomic DNA methylation profiles in irradiated human cell lines.
Radiat Res. 2011 May;175(5):575-87. Epub 2011 Mar 4.
(PI: J.E. Baulch)

Sanzari JK, Wambi C, Lewis-Wambi JS, Kennedy AR.
Antioxidant dietary supplementation in mice exposed to proton radiation attenuates expression of programmed cell death-associated genes.
Radiat Res. 2011 May;175(5):650-6. Epub 2011 Mar 28.
(PI: A.R. Kennedy)

Sunaga N, Imai H, Shimizu K, Shames DS, Kakegawa S, Girard L, Sato M, Kaira K, Ishizuka T, Gazdar AF, Minna JD, Mori M.
Oncogenic KRAS-induced interleukin-8 overexpression promotes cell growth and migration and contributes to aggressive phenotypes of non-small cell lung cancer.
Int J Cancer. 2011 May 4. [Epub ahead of print]
(PI: J.D. Minna/L. Girard/A.F. Gazdar/NSCOR)

Minkel J, Htaik O, Banks S, Dinges D.
Emotional expressiveness in sleep-deprived healthy adults.
Behav Sleep Med. 2011 Jan;9(1):5-14.
(PI: D. Dinges)
NOTE: There is a comment on this article in the issue:

Other papers of interest:

Bascove M, Gueguinou N, Schaerlinger B, Gauquelin-Koch G, Frippiat JP.
Decrease in antibody somatic hypermutation frequency under extreme, extended spaceflight conditions.
FASEB J. 2011 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]
NOTE: Mir results. FASEB put out a press release on this paper:

Kobayashi K, Yamada S.
Development of a simple index, calf mass index, for screening for orthostatic hypotension in community-dwelling elderly.
Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2011 May 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Arant RJ, Goo MS, Gill PD, Nguyen YJ, Watson KD, Hamilton JS, Horowitz JM, Horwitz BA.
Decreasing temperature shifts hippocampal function from memory formation to modulation of hibernation bout duration in Syrian hamsters.
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2011 May 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Burks TN, Andres-Mateos E, Marx R, Mejias R, Van Erp C, Simmers JL, Walston JD, Ward CW, Cohn RD.
Losartan restores skeletal muscle remodeling and protects against disuse atrophy in sarcopenia.
Sci Transl Med. 2011 May 11;3(82):82ra37.
NOTE: Note the second half of the abstract.

Simunic B, Degens H, Rittweger J, Narici M, Mekjavic IB, Pisot R.
Noninvasive estimation of myosin heavy chain composition in human skeletal muscle.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 May 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Bhatnagar S, Mittal A, Gupta SK, Kumar A.
TWEAK causes myotube atrophy through coordinated activation of ubiquitin-proteasome system, autophagy, and caspases.
J Cell Physiol. 2011 May 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Dattilo M, Antunes HK, Medeiros A, Monico Neto M, Souza HS, Tufik S, de Mello MT.
Sleep and muscle recovery: Endocrinological and molecular basis for a new and promising hypothesis.
Med Hypotheses. 2011 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Arrabal-Polo MA, Arrabal-Martin M, de Haro-Munoz T, Lopez-Leon VM, Merino-Salas S, Ochoa-Hortal MA, Garrido-Gomez J, Lahoz-Garcia C, Zuluaga-Gomez A.
Mineral density and bone remodelling markers in patients with calcium lithiasis.
BJU Int. 2011 May 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Willems HM, van den Heuvel EG, Castelein S, Buisman JK, Bronckers AL, Bakker AD, Klein-Nulend J.
Fluoride inhibits the response of bone cells to mechanical loading.
Odontology. 2011 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Yuan FL, Li X, Lu WG, Zhao YQ, Li CW, Li JP, Sun JM, Xu RS.
Type 17 T-helper cells might be a promising therapeutic target for osteoporosis.
Mol Biol Rep. 2011 May 10. [Epub ahead of print]

De Luca A, Lamura L, Gallo M, Daniele G, D’Alessio A, Giordano P, Maiello MR, Pergameno M, Perrone F, Normanno N.
Pharmacokinetic evaluation of zoledronic acid.
Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol. 2011 May 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Vincenti S, Brillante N, Lanza V, Bozzoni I, Presutti C, Chiani F, Etna MP, Negri R.
HUVEC respond to radiation by inducing the expression of pro-angiogenic microRNAs.
Radiat Res. 2011 May;175(5):535-46. Epub 2011 Mar 1.

Yu H, Zhao J, Xu J, Li X, Zhang F, Wang Y, Carr C, Zhang J, Zhang G.
Detection of changes in DNA methylation induced by low-energy ion
implantation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Radiat Res. 2011 May;175(5):599-609. Epub 2011 Mar 8.

Yasuda H, Lee J, Yajima K, Hwang JA, Sakai K.
Measurement of cosmic-ray neutron dose onboard a polar route flight from New York to Seoul.
Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2011 May 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Li F, Wang T, Xu S, Yuan H, Bian P, Wu Y, Wu L, Yu Z.
Abscopal mutagenic effect of low-energy-ions in Arabidopsis thaliana seeds.
Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 May 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Gaveau J, Paizis C, Berret B, Pozzo T, Papaxanthis C.
Sensorimotor adaptation of point-to-point arm movements after space-flight: The role of the internal representation of gravity force in trajectory planning.
J Neurophysiol. 2011 May 11. [Epub ahead of print]
NOTE: ISS results (three 10-day flights).

Nooij SA, Vanspauwen R, Bos JE, Wuyts FL.
A re-investigation of the role of utricular asymmetries in Space Motion Sickness.
J Vestib Res. 2011 Jan 1;21(3):141-51.

Roberts JC, Cohen HS, Sangi-Haghpeykar H.
Vestibular disorders and dual task performance: Impairment when walking a straight path.
J Vestib Res. 2011 Jan 1;21(3):167-74.

Barnett-Cowan M, Fleming RW, Singh M, Buelthoff HH.
Perceived object stability depends on multisensory estimates of gravity.
PLoS One. 2011 Apr 27;6(4):e19289.
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Li X, Jiang ZL, Wang GH.
[The relationship of the content of AVP and the expression of V1b receptors in some brain areas with the sexual difference in the susceptibility of motion sickness in rats]
Zhongguo Ying Yong Sheng Li Xue Za Zhi. 2011 Feb;27(1):46-50. Chinese.
NOTE: Translated journal title is Chinese Journal of Applied Physiology.

Timmery S, Hu X, Mahillon J.
Characterization of bacilli isolated from the confined environments of the Antarctic Concordia station and the International Space Station.
Astrobiology. 2011 May;11(4):323-34. Epub 2011 May 12.
NOTE: ISS results.

Valmikinathan CM, Hoffman J, Yu X.
Impact of scaffold micro and macro architecture on Schwann cell proliferation under dynamic conditions in a rotating wall vessel bioreactor.
Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2011 Jan 1;31(1):22-9.
NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Peng Q, Wang Y, Qiu J, Zhang B, Sun J, Lv Y, Yang L.
A novel mechanical loading model for studying the distributions of strain and mechano-growth factor expression.
Arch Biochem Biophys. 2011 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Tong L, Yu X, Liu H.
Insect food for astronauts: Gas exchange in silkworms fed on mulberry and lettuce and the nutritional value of these insects for human consumption during deep space flights.
Bull Entomol Res. 2011 May 4:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]

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